Dyslexia: How Would I Cope?

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1997 - Psychology - 64 pages
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''A book to be commended to everyone. There are very few books written for ordinary members of the public on Dyslexia, but this one gives a very clear insight into the difficulties and frustrations experienced by those suffering from this disability.''

- Disability News

''Written from personal experience, this book clearly describes and illustrates how written communication can appear to a dyslexic person. The reader gains an increased awareness of the problems and understanding of how difficulties can be minimised. This book reinforces positive attitudes, and will be of interest to parents, teachers and employers.''

- Disabled Living Foundation

''Well written and beautifully printed. The style is direct and informative and could help not only parents and teachers but young people struggling to understand why they are encountering problems with reading, writing and spelling.This is a useful text for anyone who wishes to learn more about this pervasive and important problem.''

- Rehab Network

''As this clear and concise book demonstrates, dyslexics are often treated unfairly. Readers can step into the author''s shoes as he shows how writing may appear to a dyslexic. Such a book should help everyone to understand and accommodate this learning disability.''

- Nursery World

''Written by a dyslexic this book explains simply and concisely for parents and teachers who know little or nothing about ''dyslexia'' and what it means to be dyslexic. It is an easy read and comprehend primer which emphasizes the importance of early intervention and that he/she won''t grow out of it and the need for alternative strategies. An excellent introduction to the subject which can be understood by a novice. Recommended.''

- Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities

''Dyslexia: How Would I Cope? provides excellent examples of the experience of dyslexia from the perspective of someone who is dyslexic. The illustrations of processing problems in reading, listening comprehension, and fine motor skills will help readers understand the dyslexic person''s frustrations and difficulties. A section citing common attitudes about individuals with dyslexia is also useful in capturing the level of misinformation and prejudice that exists. Readers of the book, regardless of their formal knowledge of dyslexia, will gain insight into what it is like to live with the disorder.''

- Disability Studies Quarterly

''A truly inspiring book written from the authors own experiences of dyslexia and how he overcame many challenges to become a successful adult. This book gives an overview of many of the problems faced by the dyslexic person and how to overcome these and the prejudices of others. Michael gives examples of how he has felt and how written text can appear; the examples he gives are an amazing way for non-dyslexic people to be able to see first hand what it is like to have this condition.

An excellent book for those of us who want to learn how it feels to have dyslexia and how we canhelp those with this hidden disability. Michael is very positive in his approach and gives wonderful encouragement to anyone who is finding coping with dyslexia difficult.''

- adders.org

Now in its third edition, this accessible book describes and illustrates graphically how written communication can appear to a dyslexic, and how a dyslexic''s efforts to communicate in this way can appear to others. Suggestions and hints are given on how best to use the dyslexic''s abilities to by-pass inabilities, and enable him or her to live a normal life in society.

This book draws on the experiences of several people with dyslexia, including the author himself. It is intended to increase awareness of the experience of individuals with dyslexia and to reinforce positive attitudes towards dyslexics in parents, teachers and employers: to give them the necessary knowledge of how a dyslexic is affected, and how to concentrate on their strong points in order to minimize the effects of dyslexia, and find a form of communication that is accessible to everyone concerned.

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Contents

Foreword
7
How does it feel?
21
Barriers to learning
37
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About the author (1997)

Michael V. Ryden was diagnosed as dyslexic by Mr McDonald Critchley (London) in 1969, and then examined by an educational psychologist who reported an IQ rating of well above average. A further test in 1973 confirmed this. The only help that the local education authority was able to offer at that time was a suggestion that he be sent to a school for the educationally subnormal. He could not gain entrance to university in the United Kingdom because of his English grades, but was fortunate enough to go to a university in the United States of America where he obtained a BSc in Photography and Graphics. He is now starting a career in Photography.

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